Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

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PGSM
PO Box 85987
Westland, MI 48185-6087 USA
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Burton-Detroit Public Library/Dept W
5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, Michigan  48202-4007  USA
 
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Initial Research Service Initial Research Service
The initial fee is $20.00 USD which includes up to 4 hours of research time. Completion of research form and payment is required prior to the beginning of any search. This fee is non-refundable.  You will be notified if additional time or services are required.  If you agree, you must pay the additional fees before the volunteer proceeds.  
 
Last Updated: 29 April 2020   [Located in Category: Research Time]
Price: $20.00
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Additional Research Hours Additional Research Hours
Additional research time, up to 4 hours.  Hours must be pre-authorized and paid in full prior to further search by volunteers.  This fee is non-refundable.  You will be notified if additional time or services are required.  If you agree, you must pay the additional fees before the volunteer proceeds.  
Last Updated: 29 April 2020   [Located in Category: Research Time]
Price: $20.00
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Research with Travel Component Research with Travel Component
Additional Service fee may include:  Research at the Burton Library, Detroit MI, Family History Centers, other respositories, and local cemeteries.  This fee reimburses the volunteer for travel expenses (gas), parking fees, other applicable search fees; including copies of documents. This fee is non-fundable.  You will be notified if additional time or services are required.  If you agree, you must pay the additional fees before the volunteer proceeds.  
 
 
Last Updated: 29 April 2020   [Located in Category: Research Time]
Price: $30.00
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Parisville/Paris Township, The Oldest Polish Settlement in Michigan Parisville/Paris Township, The Oldest Polish Settlement in Michigan
Do NOT click "Add to Cart" this book is being sold directly through Lulu.com. 
 
This book is a compilation of many facts from numerous sources which are presented in a manner to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the conditions that caused Polish citizens to leave their homeland and settle in the “Thumb” of Michigan.All proceeds from this book are being donated directly to the PGSM by the author, Charles Chase. The cost of the book is $14.00
 
 
 
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Last Updated: 21 June 2019   [Located in Category: Books]
Price: $14.00
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Breaking Bread Breaking Bread
The PGSM cookbook Breaking Bread features favorite recipes - family favorites that will be treasured for years to come.  This one-of-a-kind cookbook includes 148 recipes from appetizers to desserts.  Special features include:  nutritional breakdown for each recipe, helpful hints throughout the book, and spices (in English and Polish) commonly used in Polish cooking. 
 
Last Updated: 4 January 2020   [Located in Category: Books]
Price: $33.00
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The Chene Street Story by Helen Kraft The Chene Street Story by Helen Kraft
Chene Street ran through the center of Detroit's Poletown, the home of many Polish immigrants.  Mrs. Kraft compiled a comprehensive list of establishments that made Chene Street one of the most prosperous retail business districts in the country.  She also interviewed many residents and retold their dramatic stories.   (Price includes shipping and handling.)
Last Updated: 25 January 2017   [Located in Category: Books]
Price: $30.00
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Sacred Heart of St. Mary's Cemetery, Version 7 - Not MAC Compatible
The Sacred Heart of St. Mary's Polish Catholic Cemetery is on a flash drive which contains 4 Burial Databases of approximately 13,000 names, each sorted by Surname, First Name, Location, and Year of Death.  It contains headstone photos linked to each database, additional genealogical data about many of the people, military data about some of the Veterans, and a new redrawn map of the cemetery.  It also includes 34 new redrawn individual section maps, the history of the cemetery, and a video about the project that took more than 20 years to complete. (Price includes shipping and handling..) NOT MAC COMPATIBLE
Last Updated: 21 December 2021   [Located in Category: Flash Drive]
Price: $30.00
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Hamtramck Citizens Obituaries 1935-2009 - Flash Drive Hamtramck Citizens Obituaries 1935-2009 - Flash Drive
This Flash Drive contains an index of the obituaries printed in the Hamtramck Citizen from 1935 through 2009.  The index was extracted by J. William Gorski and Roger Laske from newspapers located at the Zak Library, Hamtramck, Michigan.  After locating the person in the index, the full obituary may be obtained from the Zak Library. (Price includes shipping and handling.)
Last Updated: 2 April 2019   [Located in Category: Flash Drive]
Price: $37.00
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Mount Elliott Cemetery 1866-1895 - Flash Drive Mount Elliott Cemetery 1866-1895 - Flash Drive
The Mount Elliott Cemetery Flash Drive contains burials from 1866 through 1895.  Extracted by James Tye, the Names are arranged alphabetically showing Age, Death Date, and Church Affiliation.
Last Updated: 2 April 2019   [Located in Category: Flash Drive]
Price: $17.00
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Polish Eaglet 1981-2016 - Flash Drive Polish Eaglet 1981-2016 - Flash Drive
The Polish Eaglet is published 3 times per year.  This flash drive contains all issues from 1981 through 2016, including a Title Index, a U.S. Locality Index, a Polish Parishes Index, a Family History & Biography Index, a Canadian Locality Index, and a Miscellaneous Article Index.  (Price includes shipping and handling.)
Last Updated: 2 April 2019   [Located in Category: Flash Drive]
Price: $37.00
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St. Mary Cemetery, Parisville, Huron Cty - Flash Drive St. Mary Cemetery, Parisville, Huron Cty - Flash Drive
The St. Mary Cemetery database created by Donald Susalla, contains Surnames arranged alphabetically, Age at Death, Date of Birth, Date of Death, Location and Relationships.  Also included are Plat maps of each Section with graves marked, if known.  (Price includes shipping and handling.)
Last Updated: 2 April 2019   [Located in Category: Flash Drive]
Price: $12.00
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A Translation Guide to 19th Century Polish Language Civil Registration Documents, 2nd Ed A Translation Guide to 19th Century Polish Language Civil Registration Documents, 2nd Ed

This translation guide is a new tool for unlocking the meaning of 19th century Polish language civil registration documents which follow the Napoleonic format. This guide is sub-divided into 12 topics. Unlike a dictionary, there is no need to know exactly how Polish words are spelled to find the translation. After you deciphered the beginning letters of the word, it is possible to locate its translation as the choices are narrowed to only those words and phrases relevant to the topic.

By Judith R Frazin.
Last Updated: 17 September 2022   [Located in Category: Books]
Price: $50.00
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First Names of the Polish Commonwealth First Names of the Polish Commonwealth
Like place names and surnames, first names have their variants, translations, equivalents, linguistic and phonetic renderings, and bastardized forms that have absolutely nothing to do with the origin or meaning of the name. As William has stated in this book: "It's not surprising that doing "Polish" genealogical research may mean you have to deal with names that come from, or are affected by, Belorussian, Czech, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Lithuanian, Russian, Slovak, Ukrainian, and Yiddish." Take one look at your ancestor's name in Hebrew or Cyrillic and you'd think you were looking at hieroglyphics. Broadly, "Polish" names are those names that one encounters while researching ancestors who came from any area one regarded as part of the Commonwealth of Poland. The authors endeavored to provide you, the researcher, as much assistance as possible with those names that can be traced and analyzed.  By William F Hoffman and George W Helon. 
Last Updated: 17 September 2022   [Located in Category: Books]
Price: $20.00
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Gnieźniks: Pioneer Polonians, Facts and Fables by NatsoliM Gnieźniks: Pioneer Polonians, Facts and Fables by NatsoliM
This book provides an authentic account of those hardy Polonians who left their native land, anxious to escape the continual invasions of foreign armies, to homestead in the untamed northeast region of Michigan. The book also includes some examples of the captivating fables told by the Polonian pioneers.
Last Updated: 18 September 2022   [Located in Category: Books]
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Korzenie Polskie/Polish Roots, 1st Ed Korzenie Polskie/Polish Roots, 1st Ed

This pioneering work on Polish family history is designed to provide the American researcher with enough information to succeed in his genealogical research. Written by a former national director of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, it throws cold water on the myth that successful Polish genealogical research is beyond the powers of ordinary people. Mrs. Chorzempa steers the reader confidently around the obstacles of language and geography, offering the benefit of her research experience in the U.S. and Poland.  By Rosemary A. Chorzempa.

Last Updated: 17 September 2022   [Located in Category: Books]
Price: $10.00
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Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings
This book consists of 10 chapters focusing on the history of surname development and name suffixes (such as ski, czak, owitz and more) and may serve to solve some the mysteries resulting from the twists and turns of family names. It also looks at the various categories into which names can be classified and other ethnicities—Czech, German, Lithuanian, Ukrainian and Jewish.  By William F. Hoffman.
Last Updated: 18 September 2022   [Located in Category: Books]
Price: $25.00
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Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings - 2nd Edition Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings - 2nd Edition
 This book has an index of some 30,000 common surnames, organized by the roots the names are derived from, with an indication of the number of Polish citizens that bore each name as of the 1990s. This companion book to Polish Surnames includes three chapters of historical and linguistic background followed by several hunder pages of names used in the old Polish Commonwealth of these origins: Czech, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Latin, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish.
Last Updated: 18 September 2022   [Located in Category: Books]
Price: $35.00
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